Phillies to call up 3B prospect: is Michael Young gone?

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Rumors are a lot more fun when they have a step of background intrigue. Like a player to replace the possibly departing guy. Like this:

The big question is where Young may be going. My guess is the AL East, as the Yankees, Orioles and Red Sox have all been mentioned as possible destinations.

As for Asche: he’s 23 and he’s hitting .295/.352/.485 with 15 home runs, 68 RBI and 11 stolen bases over 104 games this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He’s the sort of player you give a shot to as you rebuild. Which, finally, it appears the Phillies are doing.